A ride to remember for a long long time..
Its winter and I couldn't resist myself to miss a weekend without riding somewhere else. This time I planned it well before 2-3 weeks of the ride and made all the bookings and arrangements. Me n my gf were excited about this trip as we heard so many things about Bishnupur and eager to see how its there in Joypur..
The day before the ride I prepare my ride for the trip and this time the destination was more of thrill and cultural...
Joypur the most infamous among all of us and it has a great wildlife in it. Wild elephants and Cheetal deer are full of it but one may get lucky to see them.
Bishnupur one of the famous cultural land in Bankura, attracting people for its lovely terracota works and ancients temples and architectures...
Total distance was 127 odd kms from my house so I planned it to start a little late. Another change that I made was in the route... the shortest distance is covered by riding through Dankuni-Arambagh, but I took the alternative route through Singur-Kamarkundu and then to Arambagh coz of the good road conditions.
We started around 7:30 in the morning. My mom was curious about my trip as I told her too late (just that morning).
Soon we hit the NH-2 and it was so good to ride in the morning there with fresh breeze of air flowing through the helmet and it gives me to enjoy my ride. So I didn't speed up as people do in NH-2, I just maintained a well 60kmph speed and we both enjoyed the ride.
Then after crossing Singur, there comes the left turn from where the road leads to Chapadanga- Arambagh. After few minutes of riding I felt my decision was so right. The road was in great condition (SH-2) and traffic was less as compared to the Dankuni route. After leaving Kamarkundu behind, we halted for a chai break.
Again after a delayed break we continued our ride for Joypur. Soon we crossed Tarakeshwar dham and reached Chapadanga. From here onwards the road wasn't good like the previous stretch. I drove pretty slowly there and around 9:30 we reached Arambagh.
From Arambagh I took the road which goes directly to Bankura. Then the road after Arambagh was really in bad shape and most of time I rode through the potholes and patch works... But soon as we crossed Rajgram the road was again started to became more like highways.
Finally we reached Joypur Forest at around 11:30am and soon we checked into our hotel Bonolata.
After getting fresh we both got ready to explore the Jungle life. I knew that I may not be lucky to see the deers or the elephants but I can enjoy the jungle adventure and the culture of the people who are living there.
Having completed our lunch too fast, we soon drove through the jungle. I saw few roads where leading somewhere inside the jungle. In one turn I took the muddy road which was going through the jungle. As we entered deep in the jungle we were feeling the thrill. No one there, some water body here n there (the elephants come to drink from here) n lots of trees rose high in the sky. We spent more than one hour in the jungle and roam around every where possible we can. took few snaps there. Then while returning back I took a wrong turn and soon ended up myself in one of the tribal villeges in that jungle.
It was another experiene to witness their life from so close. I was thrilled at that time. Then we returned to our hotel and as it was getting dark so I thought its not safe to be out here.
That concluded my day one journey and with lot of cherishable memories....
The next day I had a plan to visit the famous Bishnupur. It is famous for its so many temples and terracota works. I cleaned up my kawi and in early morning around 7:30 we left the hotel to visit another heritage place called 'Bishnupur'.
I again ride through the roads which actually goes in between the jungle and felt the same kind of thrill like the other day. We reached Bishnupur in 15 mins time and after few attempt I manage to find the road to the famous Rasmancha of Bishnupur.
We both enjoyed this outing way beyond our expectations and had been wondered after getting the warmth of the people living there.
our Bishnupur adventure ended up soon and the watch was showing me 10:30am. We both returned back to the hotel and quickly wrap up things and belongings and the we check out from there and left for our home.
we started around 11:15am and reached home well before 2:15pm. While returning from there I was rushing like mad as this afternoon we have our famous derby between EB n MB and I didn't wanted to miss that.
Thats how our one day trip comes to end and I really loved the experience and thrill I got in this trip... worth visit
Total distance- 125 up-down plus 40km trip for Bishnupur= 300km
Fuel expenses- 700 bucks (donno how I get so much of good mileage, may be coz of the engine oil change)
fooding plus lodging expenses- 1400 for two
I'd suggest other fellow xKmphians to go there atleast for adventure ride!!